Tuesday, March 4, 2014
March has come in like both a Lion and a Lamb - and Catholic piety remembers with hope and consolation Saint Joseph - the Virgin Sire of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, and the Royal Shepherd of the Lamb of God.
Joseph, Son of David, just man: that which was conceived in Mary, thy wife, was of the Holy Ghost, and thou didst call his Name Jesus. Blessed Joseph, Virgin Spouse of the Virgin Mary, Father of the Son of God, pray for us suppliants now and on the day of our death. Amen.
Joseph Most Chaste, Terror of demons, by this simple message I entrust to thee again the urgent spiritual intention that so burdens my heart.
R.: Fac nos innocuam, Joseph, decurrere vitam;
V.: Sitque tuo semper tuta patrocinio
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